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Two Howard University students are suing for admission to a sorority.

Students sue for admission to sororityTwo Howard University students are suing for admission to a sorority. Laurin Compton and Lauren Cofield say their “human rights” were violated by the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, which they charge did not admit them because they objected to a hazing ritual in which they were forbidden to wear the colors pink and green. Sorority members, they say, called them “weak bitches.”

Church blocks couch-shaped headstoneThe widow of an Indiana man is suing a Catholic church that wouldn’t allow his couch-shaped headstone in its graveyard. Shannon Carr says her husband loved nothing more than to sit on his couch watching NASCAR and football. The Rev. Jonathan Meyer, however, said the granite couch was not “an appropriate monument in our historic cemetery.”

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